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. this is a potentially catastrophic disaster. we have more on the u.s. response. >> president obama says that his thoughts and prayers are with the people and they are ready to help with whatever they need. the night sky over japan with fires still burning. >> of the magnitude -- the 8.9 magnitude quake rattled everything from offices to the japanese legislature. more than 50 aftershocks followed. there was a trail of devastation on the ground. >> this is unlike anything we have experienced here before. >> a massive tsunami unleashed a wave of water in coastal areas near the epicenter northeast of tokyo. it destroyed everything in its path. >> i am heartbroken by this tragedy. >> president obama pledged u.s. assistance in japan. >> today's events remind us how fragile life can be. our hearts go out to our friends in japan and across the region and we will stand with them as they recover and rebuild. >> the military are the has a ship in japan and more headed to the region. robert gates says that u.s. forces are prepared to help. >> this is a huge disaster and we will do anything we are asked to d
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. >>> and san francisco treat, newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast of the 20th century in color. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with outmaneuvered. the three-week standoff in wisconsin over a measure that would deal a huge blow to public unions has come to an abrupt end after a stunning move by republicans. until yesterday, republicans state senators couldn't pass governor scott walker's proposal because under the rules they were just one democrat short for the vote to happen. that's because all 14 minority democrats had fled the state in order to prevent a vote on the measure which would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from union workers. but on wednesday, republicans managed to push the order through by resort to go a procedural maneuver that removed parts of the proposal related to nonspending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minori
overnight fleeing the city's of barega near tripoli. u.s. cruise missiles bombarded targets overnight into this morning. president obama announced monday night that the u.s. would hand off control to nato today a delay in the transition is now expected. officials in japan say radiation readings on sea water near the damaged nuclear plant hit their highest levels yet. officials say it doesn't pose an immediate threat to human health but fishing has been banned. engineers are struggling to find the source of leaking radiation at the plant. a wisconsin judge has once again blocked implementation of a hotly contested law that would limit collective bargaining rights of public unions. wisconsin republicans had attempted to work around the judge's previous rules and tried to put the law into effect by publishing it online. the judge declared that move invalid. >>> in his first address since deadly protests started this month the syrian president said today that conspirators are trying to destroy the country. he did acknowledge that some of the demands for government reform are legitimate. >
. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more than 200 people including 189 americans died in the lockerbie bombing reports that moammar gadhafi may have ordered the attack, sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. receive any bernstein's husband was on the flight. >> we have chosen to look the other way because of business interests, because for some reason we thought we could bring gadhafi into the family of civilized nations. we now know how wrong
government continues to threaten until libyans. >> secretary clinton says the u.s. has frozen at least $30 billion in libyan assets and plans to send in humanitarian aid. it is also exploring the idea of a no-fly zone over libya to prevent bomb attacks. >> the un is playing a huge role in the uprising sweeping across the middle east and africa. it is providing up-to-date information and help and better organized protesters. our social networking sites agents of change? some say not exactly. >> we may be entering into a phase where social media is in a sense of democratizing tool, because of nothing else, it will make their government's more aware of what people think. >> in many countries, the internet is easy to access and difficult to control. the governments of egypt and libya both cut off access to the ever -- to the internet. people just cannot seem to get enough of charlie sheen, or maybe they are just waiting to hear what comes out of his mouth next. you listen and you judge. >> i am tired of pretending like i am not special. people cannot figure me out or process me. >> he also con
the eastern half of the country. increasingly the u.s. and nato seem more comfortable doing business with this man, mustafa al jaleel, now tasked with forming a government. he said he needs one favor from the west -- a no-fly zone. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: we want an air space embargo to keep gadhafi from bringing in mercenaries from africa. we'll do the rest. ratcheting up pressure on gadhafi, secretary of state clinton said a no-fly zone is on the table. >> the people of libya made themselves clear. it is time for gadhafi to go. now without further violence or delay. >> reporter: gadhafi is not listening. civil war seems imminent and the exodus of thousands of refugees along libya's borders every day will likely only grow. still, it doesn't have to be bloody. libya experts say if several of gadhafi's inner circle decide tole bolt the game is over. so far, meredith, that hasn't happened. back to you. >> jim maceda, thank you very much. susan wright is the ambassador to the united nations. >> good morning, meredith. >> you have called gadhafi delusional and dis
vowing not to hand over power. the u.s. counts on him to keep pressure on al qaeda in yemen and is reportedly trying to broker a deal. by phone, a newspaper editor said the president and the nation are running out of time. >> i don't think it will take more than a week. i believe he'll step down less than a week if he is asked or we could see a civil war after it the week. >> reporter: and now supporters and -- nentss opponents. the violence happening as secretary gates was here. reforms clearly not happening fast enough for the thousands in the streets across the region. we expect to see more protests here in jordan and in syria after funerals to bury the dead. and in yemen, those talks continue, but at this point, everything seems to be at a very intense stalemate. >> ron allen, thanks. and for more we're joined by mark halperin. good morning. civilians are being targeted in many places. yet it's only libya where the world seems to be reapgting with the no-fly zone and no drive zone. let me start off by playing what president obama said on that very question this morning i
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phone. u.s. marshals were monitoring. they looked up the number that had called michelle's parents. >> the database told them this woman had a son in his mid 20s who lived in south florida. >> did he know the missing michelle? the cops found him, staked him out. then followed him to that little white beach cottage. where he and michelle were in for a big surprise. >> following a developing story out of florida. a woman wanted for the murder of her husband has been arrested in florida. >> at the time of the arrest inside her apartment we found magazines describing ways of how to go undercover in the united states, obtain new identity. >> books on learning spanish, travel guides for latin countries, an array of fake i.d.s. then invest michelle's appearance. >> she had changed her appearance. cut and dyed her hair. had plastic surgery done. >> anything at all to say? >> a few days later, michelle her face swollen and smeared with ointment from cosmetic surgery, was driven back to fayetteville. she was charged with first-degree murder and locked up without bail. and two years later, in
is trying to recruit in the u.s. in new york hundreds gathered to declare it a witch hunt. >>> japan suspended the use of vaccines after the deaths of four children last week. health officials say the children died within three days of being vaccinated for pneumonia and meningitis. both companies are cooperating with the investigation. carnival recall bragss a-- carn celebrations are under way. it's now time for another check of the weather with al roker outside. >> all righty. thanks, natalie. what's your name? >> cory. >> and you're leaving for iraq tomorrow? >> yes, sir. >> be safe. come back and see us when you come back. >> thank you. >> let's check your weather and see what's happening. burlington, vermont. nbc 5, heavy snow. 25 degrees out. that's a rough one. as we look at the rest of the country, we can see the storm system moving through new england, bringing the snow. we are looking at wet weather out west and another big storm system getting itself together in the plains. that will bring mountain snow and later on tomorrow into tomorrow night and wednesday night severe we
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